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Parshat Emor - Spiritual Purification and Observance
In this week’s Torah portion, Emor, we learn about the laws that pertain to the kohanim, or the priests, and their service in the Temple. One of the key themes that emerges from this section is the idea of holiness and purity. The kohanim are required to maintain a high level of sanctity in order to perform their duties effectively, and the Torah outlines various rules and regulations to ensure this.
How I Returned To Hashem...
My name is Zachariah Elbaz, son of two jewish to whom their religion isn’t that important. Since I was born, my parents never taught me anything about the mitzvot, the Torah and we used to celebrate goyim’s holidays. As a young boy, I was following my parents without asking, but I had always felt that a part of my identity was missing.
Car Ramming Attack In Be'er Sheba
Yesterday, a tragic event occurred in the city of Be’er Sheva, Israel, when a driver rammed his car into a group of pedestrians, killing one and injuring several others. The incident occurred at a busy intersection near a shopping mall, and police have since apprehended the suspect.
Israel’s population almost 10 million
As Israel becomes a medium-sized country in population, GDP and growth, there are ramifications for the region and Israel’s place in the world. Israel’s population growth means that the population is now nearing 10 million and estimates show by 2030 there will be another million people in the country. This is mostly due to relatively high birth rates. On the eve of Independence Day the population is reported at 9.7 million, of which 7.1 million are Jews.
Parashat Tazri’a Metzorah, Loneliness vs societal life
A person who speaks slanderously creates social decay. There is no choice but to temporarily banish this person from society in order to enable him to appreciate life in society.
Welcome to the Hasidic New Times Website
Thank you for visiting the Hasidic New Times website, I welcome you to join as a contributor and submit articles. I am just setting it up currently so give me time to set up categories, tags, articles, members, authors and the like. Please contact me using the links below and let me know how you can help. I want to cover various study topics within the Hasidic world. Users can share their own recipes, stories, pictures and more.
The History of Hasidism - Origins, Development, and Key Figures
Hasidism is a Jewish spiritual movement that emerged in the 18th century in Eastern Europe. It is based on the teachings of the Ba’al Shem Tov (Master of the Good Name), also known as Rabbi Israel ben Eliezer, who lived from 1700 to 1760. Hasidism has had a profound impact on Jewish thought and practice, and has become one of the most popular and influential movements in Judaism.
Kabbalistic concept of the Sefirot
One of the meditations that Rebbe Nachman taught his disciples related to the Kabbalistic concept of the Sefirot, which are ten attributes or emanations through which God interacts with the world.
Parshat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim, Loving Your Fellow
In Parshat Kedoshim, Hashem commands us, “Love your fellow as you love yourself.”
Reb Nosson tells us that we must do our absolute best to avoid strife and conflict between people. We need to keep in mind that each person thinks and acts differently – we are all individuals. Yet, even though we don’t understand our fellows, we must still judge them favorably.